- How did it happen that the only exemption offered in a bill to raise the minimum wage benefited Del Monte foods corporation tuna canning operation on American Samoa? Del Monte, whose corporate home is in the new House Speaker's San Francisco district?
- Does Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker Nancy, own stock in Del Monte/Heinz?
The Teresa Heinz Kerry Ketchup Konnection
Oh, and just for the record: Del Monte may control Starkist, but it's all part of a merger deal with H.J. Heinz in 2002. And we all know who the big fish behind Heinz is don't we? None other than "Ketchup Lady" Teresa Heinz Kerry shown at right during the 2004 presidential campaign enjoying a product other than ketchup-- quite a bit of it apparently.
We're reminded that President Clinton pledged that his Administration would be the "most ethical administration in the history of the country.”
We hope that Pelosi isn't using Clinton as a model for veracity.
More Questions, Fewer Answers! Does that sound like open, honest and ethical government?